Baratza Shut-Off Hopper
Baratza is good, Baratza is great! In the name of home grinders, all hail Baratza. Except the bean hoppers. Whilst they do the job, they have always missed a tiny little piece of functionality: the bean shut off. This has all been corrected with the latest addition to the Baratza product line, the Shut-off hopper. In true Baratza style, they have not just done the bare minimum, they have actually made improvements on the usual hopper design, in the form of a concave scoop that leaves minimal beans on top of the burr. It feels like a much more substantial offering than the stock hopper as well - no surprise as it has been built as standard for the Baratza Forte, their latest commercially focussed offering. Last but not least, it is much more aesthetically pleasing than the stock hopper - not a major thing, but it certainly helps. It's compatible with both the Vario and Vario W, and all Baratza conical burr grinders (Encore, Preciso, Virtuoso).